At Peregrines Nursery, we always strive to plan and deliver a challenging and exciting curriculum that’s based on what we have observed from the needs, growth, and interests of our lovely children. This is built around the seven areas of development and learning, flowing in line with the Early Foundation Years Stage.
There are opportunities for girls and boys to learn extensively through discovery and experiences first hand. We also encourage the children to initiate, make choices, and think creatively and critically. We have a well-rounded and ambitious curriculum that strives to teach children new things and add to build on their existing knowledge so that they enter Reception as lifelong and confident learners.
We aim to strike a healthy balance between structured high-quality play and activities that are focused with learning intentions that children to develop as individuals.
All through the year, pupils get involved in several activities like Poetry Day, World Book Day, educational visits, and author workshops.
Our children have been on trips including Windsor Castle on an epic hunt for dragons and to Kew Gardens to learn about the rainforest. There are also walks for listening to our local common.
The educational progress of pupils is monitored carefully and then shared with parents making use of journal website Tapestry, which keeps them informed about what the children are learning about with text and images. We also hold parent conferences twice annually.
How is learning accessed at Peregrines Nursery?
Learning is accessed through a range of lessons that take place both inside and outside of the classroom. Children are involved in specialist subjects such as Cookery, Yoga, Spanish and Ballet and they also engage in weekly sessions in the on-site Forest School. Given our children range from those about to turn two up to four years of age, the nursery class is split in to two where necessary, to ensure that the level of learning is age-appropriate
How do we gauge our children’s depth of learning?
We regularly engage with our children using discussion and questioning. This allows teaching staff to gauge the pupils’ level of understanding and any areas that need extra work.